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The Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascón) NIGHT LIGHT A child gazes at the lights at the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 21.

Children and adults alike welcomed autumn with the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 20 and 21, sponsored by Jamaica Plain’s Spontaneous Celebrations. Parade-goers carried handmade, candlelit lanterns around the pond while enjoying live music, fresh-pressed apple cider and more. These photos were taken on Oct. 21. (Photos by Daniella Rascón)  

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Art Appreciation

October 26, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) JP resident Alicia Herman, shown with daughters Luna Post and Solara Post, recently founded the “Bring Your Baby” program at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham. The program sets aside days for parents with young children to attend without worrying about disturbing others or having logistical problems. Herman recently had a paper called “Bringing New Families to the Museum One Baby at a Time” published in the “Journal of Museum Education.” For more info, see danforthmuseum.org.

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Editorial: Your 10 choices for president

October 26, 2012
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We do not endorse candidates for office. But we do endorse your right to know who all of the candidates are. Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are not your only choices. There will be four presidential candidates on the Massachusetts ballot Nov. 6, and many others whom you are free to write...

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Editorial: The right to protest

October 26, 2012
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The right to peaceful protest is eroding in JP under the Boston Police Department. Last year, it was the bogus arrests of protesters for displaying banners at a crucial public meeting about Whole Foods Market. This year, it is the revelation that police spies branded a 2007 JP anti-war event as “criminal” and “extremist”...

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Editorial: Whole Foods, 1 year later

October 26, 2012
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Oct. 31 marks one year since Whole Foods Market opened in Hyde Square amid a neighborhood war. It has proven to be an asset to JP. The wave of gentrification that critics feared is indeed coming, but Whole Foods has nothing to do with it. Instead, it is due to nonprofit social service agencies...

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Letter: Preservation group is consistent in fighting JP project

October 26, 2012
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A recent article suggests inconsistency in the role and approach of the Boston Preservation Alliance due to personal interests of Peter Roth, chairman of the Alliance Board of Directors. (“One developer under fire puts heat on another,” Oct. 12.) The Alliance advocates for historic preservation projects in Boston that promote the thoughtful long-term use...

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Invitación, Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 6 de noviembre para la publicación del 9 de noviembre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Building a Climate Change Movement with Hope, con Bill McKibben, después feria...

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Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 25, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and property damage. MEMA offers the following tips: Make sure you have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit...

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Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

October 15, 2012
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Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Beloved wife of former state Sen. James W. Hennigan Jr. Loving mother of Maura Hennigan, clerk magistrate and former Boston city councilor; Deirdre Donovan of New York City; James W. Hennigan III and his wife Jude of West...

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Latin Jazz

October 12, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Vocalist and songwriter Maura Mendoza and guitarist Jeremy Quick (above) will perform Latin jazz and pop music in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 21 at the Loring –Greenough House, 12 South St. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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